Motion to Dismiss Denied; Court Will Review Development Agreement

A district court judge has denied Jacobs Entertainment’s motion to dismiss Scenic Nevada’s lawsuit filed against the city of Reno and the developer, paving the way for a court review of the Neon Line Development Agreement. Judge Connie Steinheimer issued her order on June 9 denying Jacobs’ motion, saying essentially that it is appropriate for Scenic…

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Jacobs Seeks Dismissal of Neon Line Lawsuit

Scenic Nevada is awaiting a district court judge’s decision on whether its lawsuit to void a development agreement between Jacobs Entertainment and the city will move forward or be dismissed. Jacobs filed a motion on February 3 to have our case dismissed, trying to eliminate the chance for Scenic Nevada to present its arguments to…

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Neon Line Agreement Slips in Billboards

Development agreements are regulated in state law and city codes to allow the city to work with a developer differently than normal, providing an alternative to regular approval mechanisms in return for specified benefits to the city. In this one, we think the entire Reno sign code was waived without providing any benefits to the…

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Reno City Council Approves Development Agreement to Allow Neon Line District Signs

Despite widespread public opposition, the Reno City Council voted 6-1 to approve the development agreement, which included three signs for the Neon Line District, two of which Scenic Nevada believes would violate state and local laws.   The vote took place October 27, 2021 during a public hearing on the Neon Line District, a development…

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